Welcome to Scott Pritchard's One Cold Night Page
On December 7 I will be sleeping outside the SAY Dream Center to advocate for the over 515 kids who go to sleep without a home every night in Sonoma County. Between now and then, I am committed to fundraising for Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) and the thousands of youth and families they serve.
For those ages 18-24, 88% percent are unsheltered and will sleep on the streets tonight.
The young people I’m sleeping out for may be escaping years of physical abuse, a dangerous human trafficking ring, a drug-addicted parent, a house overflowing with rage, or may have “aged-out” of the foster care system with little to no resources for self-sufficiency. And guess what? Most young people experiencing homelessness are unseen by me and you every day. They are sleeping on couches, they’re sleeping in a broken down car, or they’re trying to stay safe in remote places of the county that are unfit and dangerous for humans, especially young people, to live in.
SAY’s services help homeless and disconnected youth stabilize their lives, by finding safe housing, meeting their educational goals, and developing the skills to become contributing sustainable community and workforce members. I believe that we have an obligation to care for our most vulnerable community members that bookend our society. Today we focus on the youth who deserve evey opportunity we can afford them to contrbute to our community.
I am asking you to help me support the work of SAY so that we may give all youth the tools and skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency. Please click the donate button on this page and join us in ensuring that the trauma of homelessness and disconnection loosens its grip on the deserving, at-risk youth struggling in our community.
On behalf of the lives you will change with your gift, thank you!